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In the fall of 2012, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) will host CraftTexas 2012, the seventh in a series of juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. The exhibition will feature artists from all over the state who work in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and found/recycled materials.
The exhibition serves as a starting place for the general public to appreciate the depth and breadth of craft being made in our own communities and across the state. Additionally, this unique show provides Texas artists the opportunity to be considered for inclusion in major national museum and private collections.
CraftTexas 2012 will be juried by Jean W. McLaughlin, Executive Director of the Penland School of Crafts in Bakersville, NC; Rachelle Thiewes, internationally acclaimed metal and jewelry artist from El Paso, TX; and Jade Walker, Director of the Visual Arts Center and the Creative Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin. Read the jurors’ bios.
- CraftTexas 2012 is open to all artists currently residing in Texas.
- Works in craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal and wood and in found/recycled materials will be accepted.
- Each artist may submit up to three (3) original works completed within the last two (2) years.
- Work must be available for the duration of the show and may not be withdrawn from the exhibition at any time prior to the closing date of December 30, 2012.
- Crated work must fit through a 4′ x 8′ door, and actual work may not exceed 200 pounds in weight.
- Work cannot have been exhibited at HCCC in the past.
- Three (3) Award of Merit prizes of $1000 each will be selected by the jurors.
- All selected artists will receive the CraftTexas 2012 catalogue.
September 29 – December 30, 2012, at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.
Online Application Process
- Applications must be completed and submitted online via the CaFÉ TM system at www.callforentry.org.
- Online applications will be accepted November 15, 2011 through March 15, 2012 (Midnight, Central Standard Time).
- Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.
- Artist statement (maximum of 1000 characters)
- Artists may enter up to three (3) pieces of work. Artists should submit only one (1) digital image per work, for a total of up to three (3) images. (Do not submit detail images.)
- Non-refundable entry fee of $35 to be paid by credit card.
Work submitted to CraftTexas 2012 will be juried via the CaFÉ TM system using high-resolution digital images. Images must be accurate representations of the work. Accepted work that differs significantly from the images may be rejected at the discretion of HCCC. No substitutions of accepted work will be allowed.
- Notification of acceptance will be on or before May 1, 2012.
- Accepted work must arrive exhibition ready between Monday, September 17, and Monday, September 24, 2012. Please make proper arrangements for delivery or with your shipper to ensure arrival dates.
- All work will be installed by professional staff and may not be shown at the discretion of the installation team. Packaging and artworks must be in good condition and able to withstand the strains of transportation. Work must be properly packaged for travel; wooden crates or double-boxed cardboard containers are highly recommended.
- Artists are responsible for transit and insurance of accepted work to the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. HCCC will not accept COD shipments.
- HCCC will provide insurance on all works while they are exhibited on site and upon their return to the artist.
- HCCC reserves the right to photograph and distribute any images of work in the exhibition for educational or publicity purposes, via electronic or print media of any kind.
- HCCC will use the images submitted for the jury process for the exhibition catalogue. Please ensure submitted images are professionally photographed and publication quality.
- Artists must indicate if their work is for sale or not. If work is for sale, the retail price must be listed. Please note that HCCC retains a 50% commission on all retail sales from CraftTexas 2012.
About Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC)
- Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is dedicated to advancing education about the process, product and history of craft. HCCC provides exhibition, retail and studio spaces to support the work of local and national artists and serves as a resource for artists, educators and the community-at-large.
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